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Family & Early Years Programs

Explore programs developed to support families and expectant parents and caregivers

Explore several programs developed to support families and expectant parents including pregnancy and parenting support groups and family drop-in programs.

Click to see our calendar of upcoming programs and events for young children and their families.

Family & Early Years Programs

The Family Centres are home to several programs for parents and children: Parent support groups, parent education and family drop-in programs, guest speakers, and a book lending library.

Parent and Child Time, Parent Support groups and Nobody’s Perfect courses are just some of the programs we offer from our Family Centres in Kaslo and in Meadow Creek.

The Family Centres at J. V. Humphries School in Kaslo and Jewett Elementary School in Meadow Creek are home to a wide variety of programs.

Family Centre programs are free of charge and usually closed for the same holidays as school holidays and run from September to June.

Strong Start Parent and Child Time (SSPACT)

The Community Action Program for Children (CAP-C) in partnership with School District #8 and the Ministry for Child and Family Development offers a regular parent and child drop-in for families with children under age six, which features early learning activities, arts and crafts, gym time, snack, storytelling and and parent-child circle time.

Contact Sarah Evans at 250-353-7691 or sarahevans@kaslo.services for more information.

Kaslo Family Resource Centre

Room B120 at JVH school

  • Mondays
    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Tuesdays
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursdays
    9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Meadow Creek Family Resource Centre

Jewett School in Meadow Creek

  • Drop-in dates to be determined.

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program

This six-week support group for parents of young children increases parents’ knowledge of children’s health, safety and behaviour. The program helps to build ongoing support networks among parents in the community. Childcare and healthy snacks are provided.

Contact Sarah Evans at 250-353-7691 or sarahevans@kaslo.services for more information.

Kaslo Family Resource Centre

Room B120 at JVH school

  • Dates TBA
Meadow Creek Family Resource Centre

Jewett School in Meadow Creek

  • Dates TBA

Growing With Baby Program

This program provides support, information, referrals and resources to expecting parents and parents with babies up to 6 months. Free vitamins and food vouchers are available to mothers living on low income. Growing With Baby offers guest speakers, infant feeding support and group activities.  The Kaslo program offers childcare and lunch.

For more information please contact Barb Cyr at 250-353-7691 ext. 209 or barbcyr@kaslo.services.

Kaslo Family Resource Centre

Room B120 at JVH school

  • Wednesdays
    11:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Parenting Library

The Kaslo Family Centre has an excellent selection of books for parents.

Guest Speaker Series

A series of two hour presentations for parents on topics relating to child development and family health and well-being. Topics and speakers are chosen in consultation with parents. Childcare and snacks are provided. Registration is required.

Contact Barb Cyr for information and to register at 250-353-7691 ext. 209.

Kaslo Family Resource Centre

Room B120 at JVH school

  • Dates TBA
Meadow Creek Family Resource Centre

Jewett School in Meadow Creek

  • Dates TBA